YWCA Job Openings: Come work with us
Thank you for your interest in a position with YWCA of Asheville. If you’re passionate about eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all, we want you on our team! Here individuals can make a difference, and we seek those who share our values to support our mission. Check out the current YWCA job openings below.
Current Job Openings
We are always accepting independent contractor resumes for currently certified Group Exercise Instructors and Personal Trainers. Resumes should be sent to: Fitness.Coordinator@ywcaofasheville.org
- Works together with co-teacher to produce the curriculum for each day and to provide a schedule for the class ensuring that curriculum guidelines and requirements established by the center are met.
- Stays up-to-date on and implements rules and regulations regarding health, safety, and cleanliness for a five-star- rated child care center.
- Stays up-to-date on the latest theories of and best practices for promoting language, cognitive, social and emotional, and physical development for children in the assigned classroom.
- Works together with co-teacher to ensure that administrative tasks are accomplished each day.
- Directs volunteers in the classroom ensuring compliance with all regulations and also ensuring a quality experience for the volunteer.
- Interacts appropriately with parents when present in the classroom; ensures that parents are informed of children’s daily activities, health concerns, eating habits, and other areas of interest to the family.
- Models positive behavior for children according to the culture and mission of the YWCA, including non-violent speech and action and respect for all.
- Participates actively and positively in the YWCA’s initiatives toward reducing childhood obesity; acts as a role model and provides positive guidance to children toward trying new foods, appropriate table manners, and the enjoyment of exercise.
POSITION TITLE: Lifeguard
REPORTS TO: Aquatics Coordinator
FUNCTION: Lifeguards ensure the safety of all aquatics participants by preventing accidents, informing participants of and enforcing the rules. Lifeguards also assist in the maintenance of the facility and program operations to ensure that all participants have a good experience.
- Maintains vigilance over pool participants from a position on the pool deck.
- Becomes familiar with physical circumstances of participants, paying attention to visible medical conditions and limitations. Learns participants’ names.
- Assist participants as needed, projecting professionalism.
- Collects tickets and logs each participant to record attendance in each activity.
- Attends mandatory in-service trainings as arranged by the Aquatics Coordinator.
- Immediately communicates any problems or issues affecting the safety and enjoyment of participants to the Aquatics Coordinator or Aquatics Assistant—by telephone if necessary.
- When serving an opening or closing shift, performs extra duties defined by the Aquatics Coordinator or Aquatics Assistant.
- Tests the water temperature and condition at regular intervals during shift according to schedule and standards set by the Aquatics Coordinator or Aquatics Assistant. Accurately records results.
- When not supervising participants, takes initiative to organize program supplies and toys, arrange ropes for the next activity, clean the deck, check the First Aid Kit, and perform other duties as described by the Aquatics Coordinator or Aquatics Assistant.
- Provides excellent customer service, ensuring that all members and participants at the YWCA are welcomed, provided with accurate and complete information, and shown respect and appreciation. Willingly and responsibly facilitates solutions to problems presented by staff, members, and participants.
- Assumes other responsibilities appropriate for the position as requested by the YWCA administration.
- Maintains confidentiality regarding information about participants and colleagues.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Education level: High school degree or equivalent.
Experience: 2 years as a lifeguard.
Certifications:American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification
Other: Able to perform CPR and basic first aid.
Technical: Basic computer literacy.
HOURS OF WORK: Part time, potentially including evenings and weekends.
STARTING WAGE RANGE: $10.00 per hour
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt.
HOW TO APPLY: Submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: Marybeth.email@example.com
POSITION TITLE: Empowerment Childcare Counselor
DEPARTMENT: Empowerment Childcare Program
REPORTS TO: Director of Empowerment Childcare
FUNCTION: Empowerment Childcare Counselors are responsible for ensuring that children in the care of the Empowerment Center are safe, have sanitary conditions, have activities, interaction with counselors or volunteers, and are provided with food according to guidelines. The Empowerment Childcare Center serves the children of Motherlove participants and of Club W members. The position is part time, year round and non-exempt.
- Ensures that the center is open, safe, and cleaned using the prescribed sanitation methods.
- Ensures that parents dropping off children are personally greeted and that parents remain confident that the center is safe and clean and is providing appropriate stimulation for their children. Maintain a high level of organization when handling the possessions of child participants.
- Ensures that staffing levels are appropriate for the number of children at all times by regulating intake of Health and Fitness participants if necessary.
- Provides structure and maintain order by making sure that age-appropriate activities are available and develop new activities as required. Participate in activities with children and exercise approved methods of redirection when needed.
- Maintain a tidy environment in the Center throughout the day and evening. Engage children in clean up and set up.
- Engages with and explains protocols to volunteers when needed. Facilitate volunteer-led activities.
- Ensures that food is prepared and served appropriately. Provides healthy options. Advises the director when food is needed; creates lists.
- Coordinates and consults with parents on concerns such as improper clothing or inadequate provisions. Advises parents on child’s daily activity; include reports on any problems the children encountered.
- Adopts appropriate tone with parents. Practices good customer service at all times.
- Reports non-compliance regarding provisions as well as non-compliance regarding pick-up time to the director immediately.
- Ensures that information (contact information, allergies, etc.) on parents and children are up to date at all times by using prescribed sign in procedures.
- Ensures that parents sign in and out at every visit and that appropriate forms are completed and up to date.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Education level: High school diploma or higher
Experience: Must have experience working with children in a daycare setting
Certifications: EDU119 is minimum requirement
HOURS OF WORK: Hours vary between day and evening hours, some Saturday mornings required.
STARTING WAGE RANGE: $10.00 minimum, more depending on Education
FLSA STATUS: non-exempt
HOW TO APPLY: Submit resume and cover letter: firstname.lastname@example.org
POSITION TITLE: MotherLove Coordinator
DEPARTMENT: Women’s Empowerment
REPORTS TO: Director of Women’s Empowerment
FUNCTION: The MotherLove Coordinator is a member of the Women’s Empowerment Department at the YWCA. The MotherLove Coordinator will be responsible for managing the MotherLove program and related grants under the supervision of the Director of Women’s Empowerment. The MotherLove Coordinator carries a caseload of approximately 45 adolescent parents in the MotherLove program and leads all teen parenting groups at various schools in Buncombe County. This position requires occasional flexible evening availability and weekend work to host MotherLove or community advocacy events. A flexible work schedule is available to meet the needs of these programs and to ensure the Coordinator is only working the required 40 hours per week. The position is full time, non-exempt, benefits eligible, co-supervises up to two Women’s Empowerment college interns.
- Conducts one-on-one monthly home visits with 30 first-time pregnant or parenting teens attending school in Buncombe County/Asheville City schools. Assesses health and safety of participant and baby during each home visit and identifies areas of needed intervention and support. Follows participant desires in planning for future home visits.
- Assesses and qualifies referrals for program participation, completing intake paperwork and electronic record keeping. Identifies key areas of concern and refers participant/family to other community services as appropriate.
- Leads the planning and implementation of monthly “Lunch Bunch” sessions at each participating school. and in planning self-led Lunch Bunch sessions.
- Leads the planning and implementation of the Be Proud, Be Responsible, Be Protective Sexual Health curriculum at least 2 times per year.
- Recruits and oversees the program Community Advisory Committee
- Maintains a high level of professional development through state required conferences and meetings as well as additional training and learning opportunities.
- Ensures the safety and support of interns through regular supervision utilizing the Reflective Supervision model.
- Transports program participants to and from appointments and program groups in personal vehicle.
- Co-supervises Women’s Empowerment interns in accordance with the YWCA’s policies. Responsibilities include interviewing, and training interns, assigning and directing work, evaluating performance, addressing concerns and resolving problems.
- Orders and ensures meals provided for groups follow YWCA health guidelines.
- Ensures all print and electronic media information regarding MotherLove follows YW guidelines
- Participates in planning the MotherLove programs annual budget, ensuring compliance with all grant requirements and assisting in identification and communication with funding prospects and sources.
- Identifies community resource agencies that offer referrals and/or services to support program goals. Develops and maintains relationships with partner agencies to promote the program and access resources needed to achieve success. Advocates for services to support the program and individual participants in education, medical and social services.
- Reviews grant goals and outcomes for all funding sources and ensures MotherLove is operating as required by grantors are up to date
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Education level: BSW required; MSW preferred
Experience: Experience working with both teenagers and adults preferred
- Computer Proficiency; Google Drive, Microsoft Office, Excel.
- Spanish fluency preferred.
- Frequently works evening hours
- Occasionally will have to pick up/drop off clients to and from group meetings
- Is expected to attend events during the day and evening hours and on occasional weekends.
- Is required to travel locally and statewide for program activities.
- Excellent written and verbal communication
STARTING WAGE RANGE: $28,000 – $34,000 FLSA STATUS: Exempt
HOW TO APPLY: Submit resume and cover letter to: email@example.com
Certified Water Exercise Instructor-Part time
Certified Water Aerobics Instructor needed, must have a current certificate in United States Water Fitness or equivalent and a current CPR/AED certificate.
Women and People of Color are encouraged to apply. Qualified candidates who are fluent in Spanish and English are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications and resumes should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
POSITION TITLE: Guest Services Associate
DEPARTMENT: Health and Wellness
REPORTS TO: Guest Services Supervisor
FUNCTION: Guest Services is responsible for the efficient management of the reception area in the entrance lobby with a focus on pleasurable guest experiences and the safety and security of all who enter the YWCA facilities. As the “face of the organization,” our Guest Services staff provides an excellent first impression by being well informed, computer literate, and exhibiting a pleasant demeanor. This position is part-time, non-exempt, reports to the Guest Services Supervisor and provides support for the Membership Coordinator. Work on weekends, early mornings and evenings is required.
- Responsible for Guest Services as a primary public point of communication with program participants, Health & Wellness members, and other visitors ensuring that accurate and up-to-date information about all programs and operations is provided.
- Provides excellent customer service, ensuring that all members, guests and participants are greeted in a friendly, respectful, and courteous manner. Excellent customer service includes providing information and assistance in a professional manner. Maintains a positive relationship with regular members and program participants.
- Utilizes database effectively and efficiently for all interaction and transactions. Ensures money is accurate at the end of each shift. Ensures that all merchandise sold is correctly accounted for by department.
- Successfully completes the sign up process for Fitness Club memberships and programs. Ensures that the computer responsibilities associated with all registrations are completed correctly.
- Manages building security by opening and closing, using the alarm system, and controlling access to the building as appropriate.
- Facilitates communication throughout the building. Ensures all phone calls are answered efficiently and courteously and transferred appropriately. Notifies Membership Coordinator of urgent needs and notifies correct personnel of any emergency situations. Directs guests to appropriate location as needed.
- Maintains an organized and presentable membership desk and lobby. This includes periodically wiping front doors and filing paperwork.
- Monitors individual email account to stay up to date on information.
- Follows established schedule and required to attend monthly staff meetings, one-on-one meetings with the Guest Services Supervisor, and any trainings as needed.
- Assumes other responsibilities as assigned by the Membership Coordinator. This may include small projects from other departments when needed, i.e. stuffing envelopes, helping input data, or assisting with special events.
- Qualified candidates who are fluent in Spanish and English are encouraged to apply.
- High school diploma or higher is required.
- Computer literacy (email, for example) is required. The willingness and capacity to learn data entry using specialized YWCA software is also required.
- A pleasant demeanor and the ability to work with people in difficult situations are required.
- Initiative and willingness to find solutions to membership and guest services inefficiencies.
- Guest Services staff is required to present a well groomed appearance and wear attire as described in the YWCA Personnel Handbook.
Guest Services employees work at a desk for long hours operating a personal computer. They may be required to stand for long periods as well. Employees will occasionally be asked to distribute salt on the front entrance way during winter weather conditions.
HOURS OF WORK: 15-20 hours per week, with opportunity for more in the future
STARTING WAGE RANGE: $10.00-10.50 per hour
HOW TO APPLY: Submit resume and cover letter: email@example.com
DEADLINE: April 15, 2019